Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) January 21, 2009
PITTSBURGH SET TO STEEL VICTORY IN RACE FOR SUPER BOWL
The Pittsburgh Steelers are the new favourites on Betfair to win Super Bowl XLIII after the Giants were knocked out last weekend. The side from the Steel City are now given a 40 percent chance of lifting the title at the Raymond James Stadium.
Most likely to be joining them are the Philadelphia Eagles, conquerors of the Giants last week, who have a (http://www.betfairpredicts.com) 30 percent chance of getting their hands on the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Andy Reid's men first have to get past Arizona, who are given just a 12 percent chance of lifting the trophy, before they can book their flights to Tampa.
The final side still in contention, the Baltimore Ravens, face a tough test as they travel to Pittsburgh this weekend and are an 18 percent to win the Super Bowl overall.
Betfair spokesman Michael Robb said: "The New York Giants had been the most popular team in the betting until their sensational loss at home last weekend. With three of the four home teams losing it really does show how open the NFL has been in this years' post season.
Betfair traders now predict that Pittsburgh will go on to win in Tampa on February 1. The Steelers are the most favoured that any team has been at any point this season so far."
To win Super Bowl XLIII - Betfair predicts: 40% Pittsburgh Steelers, 30% Philadelphia Eagles, 18% Baltimore Ravens, 12% Arizona Cardinals
To win NFC Conference - Betfair predicts: 64% Philadelphia Eagles, 36% Arizona Cardinals
To win AFC Conference - Betfair predicts: 70% Pittsburgh Steelers, 30% Baltimore Ravens
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